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  • Dalai Lama hopes for peace and better ties between India and China as Xi Jinping visits India 21 hours 9 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Tibetan leader Dalai Lama hopes for peace and better ties between India and China as the latter's President Xi Jinping visits India. According to Dalai Lama both these countries are strong players as they are emerging economies and maintaining a good relationship with each other is very vital for...
  • Scottish independence could mean messy divorce 4 days ago

    London: How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline. If Scots vote yes to separation on Thursday, a clock starts ticking down to March 24, 2016 - the independence day declared by the Scottish government. The British and Scottish administrations have agreed that they will...
  • Minister: 'Lot of tension' in UK coalition over visa issue September 7, 2014

    London: A senior British minister has admitted that "a lot of tension" exists among the coalition partners of the David Cameron government over the sharp decline in visa applications from Indian students wanting to study in the UK. Britain's Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, Vince Cable, is scheduled...
  • Delhi HC to hear PIL on appointment of LoP in Lok Sabha on October 15 September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High court on Wednesday deferred to October 15 the hearing on a PIL seeking a direction to the Speaker to appoint Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha. "The Supreme Court is already hearing this matter. We will hear after the apex court hears it,"...
  • PM Narendra Modi's address to students on Teachers' Day riles rivals, but Centre defends diktat September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: After the opposition parties, some state governments and schools raised objections to the Centre's move to telecast Prime Minister Narendra Modi speech live on Teachers' Day and made it compulsory for the students to listen to it, the Human Resources Development Ministry on Monday clarified that the directive...
  • Parties wash their hands off love jihad controversy, say it's not a political issue but a media creation August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: With political parties trying to wash their hands off over the controversy of love jihad, they also claimed that it was not a political issue but a media creation. While the Bharatiya Janata Party has not held any party responsible for it, the Congress and Samajwadi Party have...
  • UK Deputy PM meets Arun Jaitley, discusses retro tax issue August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Monday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and discussed various matters of mutual interest, including the retrospective tax amendment issue. Jaitley, according to sources, explained the government's position on the retrospective tax amendments with reference to the tax cases of Vodafone and Cairn...
  • Hemant Soren to take up potato transportation issue with Mamata Banerjee August 8, 2014

    With the restriction on movement of potatoes outside West Bengal, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday promised to take up the issue with his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee. Soren, who was in the steel city to pay tribute to the slain JMM president Nirmal Mahato on his 27th death anniversary...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Centre assures quick action, asks aspirants to maintain calm August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Saturday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Aptitude Test paper row. Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Ram Madhav and Jagat Prakash Nadda were also present at the meeting. "It will take some...
  • Opposition set to corner Centre over Gadkari snoopgate issue in Parliament July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The opposition parties are set to corner the government in Parliament on the Nitin Gadkari snooping controversy on Wednesday. The Congress will raise the issue in Parliament when it meets after two days leave in view of Eid celebration. The Congress has issued notice to Lok Sabha Speaker for...
  • No device found anywhere at my residence: Gadkari July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As the controversy over alleged bugging continued, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday insisted that no snooping devices were found anywhere at his residence. "As already stated, I reiterate that no devices were found at my residence anywhere," he tweeted. The Minister for Surface Transport and Highways was reacting to...
  • Hurriyat welcomes announcement on Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary talks July 25, 2014

    Welcoming the proposed foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan next month, moderate Hurriyat Conference today said it was ready to extend its support to any initiative aimed at peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue. "The resumption of talks at foreign secretary level (between India and Pakistan) is a welcome step. We...
  • Protests against 'bias' in UPSC Civil Services exam intensifies, rocks Parliament July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: After the government urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2014 following protests by several aspirants from the Hindi medium , the issue was raised in Parliament on Wednesday. Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh told the Lok Sabha that no...
  • Modi raises contentious issues with China, accepts invite for APEC meet July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza (Brazil): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Brazil. Modi raised the contentious border issue in the 80-minute long meeting and also accepted an invitation to attend the APEC meet in China in November. Modi said, "This meeting holds a...
  • Polavaram issue sparks protest in Odisha Assembly July 14, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The controversial Polavaram dam issue sparked protests inside and outside Odisha assembly on Monday with ruling BJD MLAs disrupting house proceedings and their party colleagues organising a 12-hour 'hartal' in four southern districts. The treasury bench members demanding cancellation of the dam project, the bill on which had been passed...
  • PM Modi nuances foreign policy approach ahead of BRICS summit July 13, 2014

    Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday nuanced his government's foreign policy approach seeking an aggressive Indian engagement on global issues to address regional crisis and security threats for restoring global peace and stability while advancing economic stability. Modi, who arrived here amidst light drizzle for an overnight halt en route...
  • Flag public issues to get ticket: Congress leadership to MLA aspirants in Delhi July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to make the party's Delhi unit fighting fit for next assembly polls, the Congress leadership on Saturday held consultations with 63 Congress leaders from the state who had fought the last assembly election in which it faced a severe drubbing. In the meeting chaired by party general secretary...
  • MHA seeks report from Karnataka government on Kumaraswamy CD issue July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Monday sought a report from the Karnataka government on JDS leader and former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy shown by a CD discussing about cash-for-seat with the supporters of an MLC seat aspirant. "We have sought a detailed report from the state government about the incident,"...
  • Jayalalithaa says Karunanidhi is 'jealous' of AIADMK's growing clout July 7, 2014

    Chennai: Coming down heavily on DMK president Karunanidhi for his "wrong" statements on river water issues, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said the 90-year-old leader was "jealous" of her party's growing clout. "Karunanidhi is giving wrong statements (on river water issues including Mullaiperiyar) as he is unable to...
  • Meeting on July 11 to discuss nurses rehabilitation issue July 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday informed the assembly that a meeting would be held on July 11 to discuss issues related to rehabilitation of 46 Keralite nurses, who returned after being stranded in violence hit region in Iraq. The nurses and the institutions that had offered jobs to...
  • India, Nepal to discuss security concerns, military supplies July 4, 2014

    Kathmandu: India and Nepal will discuss bilateral security concerns and defence cooperation, including the supply of military equipment to Nepalese army, during a two-day meeting of top officials beginning here on Sunday. A 13-member delegation from India led by Joint Secretary North at the Ministry of External Affairs Abhay Thakur is...
  • Jaya slams Karunanidhi for poser on inter-state river issues June 28, 2014

    Chennai: Hitting back at arch rival and DMK chief M Karunanidhi over his posers on inter-state water issues, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday accused him of betrayal of Tamil Nadu's interest when his party was part of UPA and questioned his locus standi to talk on state's rights. Joining issue...
  • Dharmendra Pradhan slams Odisha Government over Chariot climbing issue June 21, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government should have gracefully accepted the advice of Puri Shankaracharya banning climbing of the chariots by devotees during Lord Jagannath's rath yatra instead of confronting on the matter, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said. "Instead of taking a confrontation course towards Jagadguru Sankaracharaya on issue of devotees...
  • Karunanidhi urges Modi to constitute Cauvery Management Board June 14, 2014

    Chennai: Days after the ruling AIADMK turned down his demand for an all-party meeting for a discussion on constituting Cauvery Management Board (CMB), DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute the CMB, saying there was no legal bar to do so. In a letter to...
  • Ram Vilas Paswan to meet PM Modi on price rise issues today June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to discuss about food prices and sugarcane arrears, among other issues. "The meeting is scheduled in the evening. The Food Minister will brief the Prime Minister about prevailing food price situation, concerns about sugarcane...
  • TweetDeck services restored after security breach June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: After temporarily taking down its services to assess a security flaw, TweetDeck says it has now fixed the issue that plagued the app Wednesday morning. The company has now "turned TweetDeck services back on for all users". A tweet containing a snippet of computer code propagated itself through...
  • Jayalalithaa writes to Modi on fishermen issue, demands strict action June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa continues her opposition to the Sri Lankan government. She wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday demanding action against the Mahinda Rajapaksa government for capturing 82 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and seizing 18 boats. She said that India must deal decisively...
  • Delhi bureaucrats to take lessons from Gujarat on power, Yamuna issues June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government is interested in learning from Gujarat model of development to address the issues of power and Yamuna cleaning in the national capital. A team of Delhi government officials will be going to Gujarat on Thursday to study the state's solar model of power and the Sabarmati...
  • All issues will be discussed within the party: Prakash Karat June 3, 2014

    Amidst a strong demand within the party for leadership change in the wake of its electoral rout, CPM general secretary Prakash Karat on Tuesday said the questions raised over the party's political line will be discussed in its next Central Committee meeting. He, however, noted that any decision taken in haste...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan, ministers to meet PM to discuss issues in MP May 28, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his cabinet ministers have planned to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss various development issues in the state. The decision was taken at a meeting held at the state secretariat in Bhopal on Tuesday. The meeting, chaired by Chouhan, was attended by...